Free Ecommerce App to track Web Shop Customers

For a very small Web store, every customer counts.  The more you learn about the people visiting your online store, such as the pages they view, what items they look at and how they find your online store the better. They’re all metrics that can help you grow your business.

The free Lexity Live app is a handy tool for small and medium-sized businesses with an online store.  Most free analytics programs will show you yesterday’s customers in terms of numbers, but Lexity provides you with a keen view of who is browsing and shopping on your site, right now.

Free Customer-tracking App Shows Live Web Shop Customer Data
By Vangie Beal, February 17, 2012

Finally: A Website

I finally managed to find (make) the time to get a freelance technology & business writer website online. Of course, now I have to find the time to keep it updated. Many years ago, during my “I’m a girl gamer” days I managed GameGirlz.com and had the domain name floating around, unused for years – I hope I’m not the only person out there with a personal attachment to a domain name. Being unable to let the domain go, I finally decided to make good use of it:  http://www.gamegirlz.com/

Need Stats? Mobile Commerce and Holiday Shopping Research

I’ve recently compiled a couple ecommerce research articles on Ecommerce-Guide.com. These are excellent resources for small business ecommerce site owners – and also for journalists looking for fast ecommerce facts.

The Disappearing Digital Divide – Children and Technology

It’s not all about text messaging and being social.  When kids want to know the answer to something they just Google it; they read news, find online communities and experience different cultures through online social interactions.

Today’s children are not afraid to sit at a computer and experiment or try new applications or even learn graphic design or how to program at an early age.

Read more in the Webopedia Tech Bytes Blog.

Webopedia Blog: Top 5 “What Is” Technology Questions

Check out my new blog entry on Webopedia.com.

Over the seven years that I’ve been writing for Webopedia, many things have changed.  Our site finally lost the “ancient” look last year (yay!) and we have a great design now. Webo’s on-site search engine has been greatly improved, and even our parent company has changed.

What hasn’t changed is the editorial focus and dedication to writing easy-to-understand tech definitions that anyone can reference to learn about the world of computers, technology and the Internet.  That’s what Webopedia has always done (since 1996) and this is what we do best.

Webo Blog: Tech FAQ: Top 5 What Is Technology Questions Answered
Posted: Jun 21st,2011 by Vangie Beal

How to Shorten a URL

A URL shortener is a way to make a long URL (Uniform Resource Locator) shorter.  URL shortening services are Web tools (or services) that allow you to provide a long URL to a specific webpage and obtain a much shorter URL from the service provider. This Webopedia reference guide will help you understand what a URL shortener is and how these URL redirect services work.

How to Shorten a URL Using a URL Shortener Service
By: Vangie Beal, 06-22-2011

Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Business?

Social media expert Jason Sadler explains what small businesses are doing wrong when it comes to social media.

The answer to this question isn’t quite as straightforward as one might expect, but according to Jason Sadler, founder of iWearYourShirt, for some businesses: yes, social media can be a waste of time. This is especially true when you’ve taken the wrong approach engaging with customers over social media.

Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Small Business Ecommerce?
By Vangie Beal, June 16, 2011